The Story of The Susser Family and Stripes® Stores

Stripes® Convenience Stores, a subsidiary company of Susser Holdings Corporation, story began long ago. In 1938, Sam Susser and his wife, Minna, began operating a pair of service stations, it wasn’t long before Sam decided to expand the business and buy a tanker truck and enter the world of wholesale fuel delivery.

In the 1960s, the couple’s two sons, Sam J. Susser and Jerry Susser had joined the family business. Ultimately, the brothers would go on to lead what is now Susser Holdings, inventing the world’s original pay-at-the-pump system along the way.

In 1988, Sam L. Susser took the company helm, and helped spur steady growth in both the convenience retail and wholesale fuel business. During the ‘90s, the company decided to enhance their retail presence by licensing convenience stores, and eventually operated dozens of 7-Eleven and Circle K locations in Texas and Oklahoma.

In 2006, the company decided to give their convenience stores a new name – Stripes® Convenience Stores. Determined to deliver the goods to hard-working men and women with no time or money to waste, the Stripes brand, based on value and convenience, can now be found at over 575 locations in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

In many of those stores, you can find the Laredo Taco Company®, which serves up handmade, delicious tacos filled with fresh ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Laredo Taco Company® practically means tasty.

Stripes® Convenience Stores are proudly active in the communities they call home, and are always trying to find new ways to give back. From in-store partnerships with national and regional non-profit organizations that foster children’s health, education and welfare like the Children’s Miracle Network, March of Dimes, and the United Way, to corporate donations, Stripes is focused on helping kids lead healthier, happier lives. Read more here about how Susser Holdings Corporation strives to make Stripes® Stores a friendly neighbor.

Stripes team members do everything with passion. Whether it's helping a busy mom get through her day or helping a community revitalize their soccer fields, this helpful attitude is reflected in every employee in every store. It’s all part of the unwavering spirit that makes Stripes, Stripes.